The editorial categories are research topics that have guided researchers during the recovery phase and continue to be the impetus behind the Documents Project’s digital archive and the Critical Documents book series. Developed by the project’s Editorial Board, each of the teams analyzed this framework and adapted it to their local contexts in developing their research objectives and work plans during the Recovery Phase. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page.
This exhibition catalogue includes a curatorial statement by Chicago-based artist Mario Enrique Castillo, as well as statements and biographies of the seven artists featured in the exhibition Latino Diversity = Diversidad Latina. In his essay, Castillo addresses concerns including diversity of background and modes of creative expression within Latino art and culture, the artistic process and appreciation of the process, differing conceptions of beauty, and artistic standards and value systems. He also underscores how “art becomes a bridge between cultures,” and emphasizes the spiritual and social concerns motivating Latino artists. The artists’ statements are largely biographical, shedding light on each artist’s creative process and artistic intentions.
This catalogue accompanied the exhibition Latino Diversity = Diversidad Latina, which appeared at the Columbia College Art Gallery in Chicago during autumn of 1995. Organized by Mario Enrique Castillo, an artist and art professor at Columbia College, this exhibition included seven artists of diverse Latino identities, including José Andreu (Puerto Rico), Maria Evangelina Soliz (“U.S.-Mexican”), and Santiago Vaca (Ecuador).